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Speculating on the future of emergency care

What does the future hold for emergency care with a new health secretary, ponders Justin Walford 
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What does the future hold for emergency care with a new health secretary, ponders Justin Walford

There aren’t many in the health service who are sad that Jeremy Hunt has left his position. His replacement, health secretary Matt Hancock, seemed surprised at the low morale in the NHS.

But is it any wonder when nurses have been lied to over their pay (I am yet to meet a nurse who has received their headlined 29% increase) and doctors have had to strike multiple times to get a pay rise.

These changes, coupled with a statement by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens who unexpectedly declared that the current four-hour target is outdated because of changes in treatments, have prompted me to speculate what emergency care might look like in the future.

Mr Steven’s words were

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